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GIRLS TENNIS: Matadors win first match of season against Redwood

GIRLS TENNIS: Matadors win first match of season against Redwood

Varsha Venkat

September 4, 2012

  If last year’s season wasn’t enough to convince all the people who were unsure about the MVHS girls tennis team’s skill, Thursday’s match proved them wrong. In the match against Redwood High School of Marin County, MVHS won 9-0, kicking off the new season and continuing last year’s undefeated title. “It’s a good start to the season,” hea...

GIRLS TENNIS: State champion team strives for undefeated season

GIRLS TENNIS: State champion team strives for undefeated season

Ashley Ding

August 24, 2012

Last year, varsity girls tennis made headlines, finishing the season without a single loss. The team pulled out a close win over former NorCal Champions, Saratoga High School, to take the position as the top team in the state. And this year, Coach Gene Fortino says, the team is headed in the sam...

Girls Tennis: 2011 CCS champions by narrow win

Girls Tennis: 2011 CCS champions by narrow win

Rachel Lu

November 17, 2011

The game hit a stalemate with MVHS and Saratoga tied 9-9 in the total team score count. The final score had to come down to the individual games played in each set, pushing MVHS over Saratoga by a tally of 79-73 in the November 16 CCS Championships. It took four hours of the toughest competition in the league bef...

Girls Tennis: Makes first definitive CCS win over St. Ignatius

Girls Tennis: Makes first definitive CCS win over St. Ignatius

Rachel Lu

November 10, 2011

With a winning record of 21-0, the varsity girls tennis team is the top seed in CCS this year. Their expectations were high as they went into their first CCS match on Nov. 9, winning 13-3 over St. Ignatius at MVHS.This year, the CCS rules have changed to a round robin style of play. Since ther...

Girls Tennis: Key win at Saratoga caps undefeated season

Girls Tennis: Key win at Saratoga caps undefeated season

Dickson Tsai

October 31, 2011

Varsity tennis has clinched the Division I championship of the California High School Tennis Classic at Fresno. The players have pulled off two 4-3 victories over arch-rival powerhouse Saratoga High School. And now, they can claim to be undefeated.The Matadors (21-0, 12-0) edged past Saratoga 4-...

Girls Tennis: Lynbrook can’t stop MVHS’ undefeated season

Girls Tennis: Lynbrook can’t stop MVHS’ undefeated season

Dickson Tsai

October 20, 2011

As the regular season nears its final week, there is only one team in the league that remains undefeated: MVHS. The Matadors, (18-0, 10-0) showed again on Oct. 19 why they have not lost with a dominating 7-0 win over Lynbrook. “Lynbrook's a good team — they're third behind us and Saratog...

Tennis: Matadors avenge last year’s CCS loss to Saratoga

Tennis: Matadors avenge last year’s CCS loss to Saratoga

Patrick Xie

September 30, 2011

Two big days. Two strong teams. Another two wins. The varsity girls tennis team continue their 13-0 undefeated run as they defeated Saratoga High School, the defending CCS and NorCal champion, after beating Menlo High School 6-1 just the day before. They have been unstoppable all season long and Sept. 29 proved again why they...

Girls Tennis: Win against Gunn extends undefeated streak

Girls Tennis: Win against Gunn extends undefeated streak

Patrick Xie

September 22, 2011

After last year’s tough loss at the CCS finals, the Matadors are right back in the running to redeem themselves. Fresh off a Fresno tournament win, the Sept. 20 game against Gunn again showed off their dominance as they cruised to another 6-1 win. They are now 9-0 in league. This game showed off the power of the girls’ single rotation as junio...

Tennis: Strong start to season against St. Francis

Tennis: Strong start to season against St. Francis

Patrick Xie

September 8, 2011

After a successful win against Burlingame on Sept. 1, the varsity girls tennis team looked to win their first home game of the season. Despite a tough outing for number one singles, junior Wendi Kong and the rest of the team played well against St. Francis to win 6-1. “We came out ready to play,” head coach ...